It all started with the best of intentions, and as things tend to go, things went awry. I have all these scanned images that I never get around to posting, so I figured I’d use the birthdays of players I collect as an excuse to talk about why I collect that player. So, I made a list and figured out that Brian was the next birthday coming up, and I said “Perfect! I’ve got something like 100 different Brian cards, I can pick out a few and write about them on his birthday this Thursday!”
So, I had the post partially written and then – too late – realized that Thursday isn’t Brian’s birthday, it is Ty Wigginton’s birthday. I’d screwed up my posts. Again.
…But I can see some eyes glazing over out there – wait, no! Don’t close this browser tab! I’ll get to Brian Roberts and leave the blogging ennui for the end.
My wife, who loves Brian Roberts, makes a point of looking for Brian in the dugout at the playoff games… Yes, he’s there along with Nick Markakis and some other Orioles not on the playoff roster. It’s a damn shame that Brian can’t participate in the playoff games after spending so many years playing with not-good Orioles teams. Hopefully he’ll be able to be the starting second baseman again, but it’s hard to stay optimistic.
Brian used to be the “marquee” player for the Orioles, he used to be the team’s All-Star representative, he’d be in every base set, many of the insert sets and on the team’s souvenir drink cups, pocket schedules and media guides. Now because of his injuries and being eclipsed by other players, he’s something of an afterthought. I don’t think Brian had more than one card this year, Topps Series 2 (that’s disregarding parallels, which I don’t collect). It just ain’t right, I tell you. Someone should do something about it! Someone with the ability to make a 2012 card for Brian Roberts!
…someone like me…
So best of luck to Brian, best of luck to the Orioles, we’ll see what happens this month and next year.
OK, so getting back to the navel-gazing… Lately, I’ve been having sort of a mid-life crisis blog-wise… I’ve been blogging for about 11 months, enjoying the heck out of it and doing my best to post something/anything on a daily basis. Lately, though, I’ve become dissatisfied overall because I never quite get around to those posts which take more time to write, or time to create these custom cards I have floating around in my head.
No, I haven’t hit the wall, I haven’t burned out… but posting every day is not getting me where I want to be, so I’m going to cut back on my schedule a little bit and try to figure out where I’m going and how to get there. I just figured I’d let all my faithful readers (thanks, Ed and Jeannette!) know what’s going on.
The souvenir drink cup reminds me; I used to start every Orioles game with a Coke and a brat, but that was before they had the Natty Boh brats, which I don’t care for. I’ve been having trouble finding something to replace the brat, so if anybody has a suggestion of food I should try at Camden Yards, let me know.